Sarah Palin’s New Clothes

In Politics on October 23, 2008 at 1:38 pm

“I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.”

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

I just found out on the news last night that the Republican campaign has paid for new clothes for Palin and her family to the tune of $150,000. (Here’s an article about it.) When I heard that I couldn’t help but think of Thoreau’s famous saying above.

Sure, she looks good. But it’s what’s on the inside that counts, isn’t it? And to someone like me, who spent maybe $500 on new clothes in the past two years, it’s fashion gluttony. Granted, I don’t shop at Nieman Marcus or Saks and I agree that it makes more sense to buy quality than quantity, but it appears that Palin is doing both. (Note: this tab is just for clothes; that’s not counting her hairdos and makeup.)

Supposedly, the clothes are going to be donated to charity after the election. In my opinion, that’s just to appease those who would criticize her for spending the money–especially when it’s Republican donors’ money!

And, by the way, one of her new items is a scarf with the slogan “Vote” on it and what appears to be Democratic donkeys. (They sure as heck aren’t elephants!) Oops!


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